Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Scranton Bishop Wipes Out FSSP parish?

It appears that the Bishop of Scranton is consolidating the FSSP parish in Scranton out of existence. This is, of course, in the diocese where the FSSP is headquartered. The traditionalist world has been very quiet about this. WHY?

Is there any news to post or print on this development?




Alison said...

"St. Michael, Scranton and St. Patrick, Scranton will consolidate at the St. Patrick site in the remote possibility that the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter withdraws from St. Michael Parish. If that were to occur, plans will be made to accommodate the celebration of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite at a new location."

This quote from the Scranton diocese website does not make it look like to me that the FSSP is withdrawing or consolidating.

Anonymous said...

Looks like they have a webmaster that moonlights as a lawyer. Maybe he was Timlin's laywer. Hm.

So sick of this bloody obnoxious new term 'Extraordinary Form', people who use it should be disembowled. At least they could call the New Mass the 'Crummy Form' or something. Even many traditionalist sites have started using this verbiage. Punks.

The Rockin' Traddy said...

Allison's quote from the Diocesan web site on this topic is quite correct. The FSSP has no plans to leave St. Michaels. I believe that to punctuate the unlikelihood of the FSSP being unlikely to be able to staff St.Michael's, they recently added a THIRD priest.

As a matter of fact, when I spoke with St. Micahel's pastor Father Pendergraft this past Sunday after Mass, we never even brought it up. We were speaking about where the Usus Antiquior was going to be said now that Holy Rosary in Wilkes-Barre was slated to close.

For those of you not in Wilkes-Barre, FSSP says the Mass at Holy Rosary Sunday mornings. They are closing the church and have made no plans so far to move the Mass.

Anonymous said...

The FSSP should leave St. Michael's, which is small inside and out, for a more rural parish. Thus young Catholic families could start to move to the area and actually create a traditional Catholic community. Fr. Flood should know this, what with his experience in Maple Hill. The St. Michael's FSSP congregation is the most vibrant--read lots of children--in the entire diocese, it deserves a better site. By the way, move but keep the name!